1. If you shorten the schedule, you will put us in a bind. There's no way we can meet the deadline.2. He's married and he got a girl pregnant. He's in a mess.
 in a mess in a bind in an awkward situationI am in a mess = 我的處境很麻煩I am in a bind = 我卡在一個困難或棘手的情況I am in an awkward situation = 我卡在一個尷尬的情況